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. there is intense debate at the united nations general assembly in new york over the palestinians's controversial request for full recognition as a state. the u.s. is promised to veto in a security council that must approve the request. religious groups are on both sides of the issue. evangelical christians rallied in support of israel while jewish groups released a petition opposing a palestinian bid for stood hood right now. some christian and muslim groups said the time has come for palestinians to have their own state. religious leaders urged renewed moment um for peace negotiations. in his address to the assembly, president obama said there should be no shortcuts to the hard work of negotiating peace. >> peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the united nations. if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished by now. >> mahmoud ahmadinejad had a fiery anti-american speech that railed against zionism and accused of u.s. and european nations for being slave masters for greed, arrogance and violence. diplomats from the u.s. and several others walked out during the speec
east. he was addressing the media and head of the annual united nations general assembly where the palestinian authority plans to seek u.n. recognition of a state in the west bank, gaza strip, and east jerusalem. at least 1 people have and killed in a bomb attack in northwest pakistan. a police say a device went off a bank during a funeral for a local tribal elder in a village. of the villagers were pro- government and formed an anti- taliban militia. now for the global economy. five of the world's leading central banks, including the u.s. federal reserve and bank of england, are taking coordinated action to try to help bolster the financial system. they will provide commercial banks with new loans to help ease funding pressures. it comes out as the head of the international monetary fund says the world is in a dangerous new phase which needed bold leadership, and she accused politicians of being indecisive. more details on what today's actions will mean. >> on a day of gloomy forecasts, a concerted move by the world's most powerful central banks. short-term loans are going to
who gave me his reaction to the day's events. >> when you hear speeches of the united nations general assembly, particularly when there's strong emotions attached to those speeches, it's not surprising that they seem very far apart about the u.n. has asked them to come back into a negotiation with a scheduled time table and in particular with a proposal that they present a comprehensive plan on borders and security to be key issues within three months and although there's a lot of obviously strong rhetoric in the general assembly, there is belief that now is the time to get back into the negotiations. >> but we still have the palestinians talking about settlements and israelis talking about security. two ships crossing in the night. >> what's the best way of dealing with it? deal with both issues quickly. the key thing about the quartet statement today is not all the preamble and so on but the fact that it says that within three months of beginning this then we have comprehensive proposals on borders which includes settlements and security which includes all the israeli concerns. >> t
.wgbh.org >> charlie: all eyes are on the united nations general assembly this week, the tensions in the middle east will likely dominate conversation. they will se membership as a u.n. member stat it will be vetoed by the united states. also on the agenda will be the arab spring, iran'nuclear program and the famine in africa. we begin our program th the british foreign secretary, william hague, a close ally of the prime minister and a key memberment i'm proud to have the foreign secretary at this table for the first time. welcome. >> thank you very much. it's good to be here. >> charlie: it's fair to ay the question of the state hood by the palestinians is that most intensely debated subject of this united nations general assembly. where do you think it is? >> well, it is as is well-known as president abbas has said he will submit an application of full membership and to go to the security council. this is somebody set out in his speech at the end of this week. what is happening is of course we're all talking bit, we're all negotiating about it, we're all putting pressure behind the scenes, in our
is back in new york city for the united nations general assembly. we talked with him earlier today at his hotel about the issues facing iran and the united states. welcome to new york city and the united states. you're here for the united nations general assembly. everyone here in america is interested in the status of the two hikers. what is their status today? >> in the name of the almighty, the most gracious and the most merciful. first, allow me to greet all of your viewers and wish the all mighty's blessings upon everyone. the hikers are doing fine and they're living in fairly good conditions and i do hope that they soon they will be freed. >> charlie: you announced they would be freed and then a cour said no. at happened? >> it i not that the court said something against what i had said. the court indicated that they have to go through the due process. and god willing, they will be freed. >> charlie: when? >> in the next few days. >> charlie: the idea was you would have them released prior to your arrival here. as a humanitarian gesture, notwithstanding the fact they have always
the important leaders addressing the united nations general assembly in attendance here meeting with her dignitaries is prime minister of turkey. he will address the u.n. tomorrow. yesterday he met with president obama. the unrest in the arab world put a new focus on turkey and on his leadership. some say secular democracy is a model for the countries of the arab spring. he has emerged as a prominent voice in the range. he traveled in egypt, tunisia and libya and tehran. i spoke to him yesterday at the hotel and here is that conversation. tell me where you see the united states and turkey cooperating and the relation relationship s developed between you and the president. >> [indiscernible] are getting this within the [indiscernible] which are all strengthen the relationship between [indiscernible] and today we are speaking about the -- our efforts aregoing to be proceeded with in a very efficient way sniffle is there a spial relationship between you and the president? >> of course this is how [indiscernible] ie, between turkeynd the united states [iiscernible] but we have initiated the
. but the u.s. is confident his regime has collapsed. and in a related development, the united nation's general assembly voted to give libya's seat to the national transitional council, made up of former rebels. back in the u.s., president obama today signed into law the first major overhaul of the nation's patent system in nearly 60 years. the america invents act is designed to streamline the patent process, reduce costly legal battles, and give the patent office more money to process applications faster. that office currently takes an average of three years to approve a patent. at a signing ceremony in alexandria, virginia, the president said the bipartisan law would help bring products to market faster and spur innovation. on wall street today, stocks closed strong, managing their first five-day winning streak since july. the dow jones industrial average gained nearly 76 points to close at 11,509. the nasdaq rose 15 points to close above 2,622. for the week, the dow gained nearly 5%; the nasdaq rose more than 6%. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> wood
. suppose there's a vote in the united nations general assembly. so when will there be negotiations? >> rose: tomorrow morning from our point of view. tomorrow morning without any pre-conditions. >> rose: a everything's on the table? >> everything's on the table. but there's one thing that i as we speak i suddenly think of. you know the so-called concerned arab brothers and sisters in the gulf, saudi arabia, the gulf states. they also concern... they are so concerned on what is happening and i was at the donor's conference and you see the pledges. they are sitting there saturated with petrol dollars while i'm here in the united states people have economic problems. journal disintegrating. they're not giving even crumbs off the table to something they say they should be really interested in doing. sometimes they remind me of those two elderly gentlemen on "the money methow" waldorf and statler sitting there yelling at the lousy show. they can also take responsibility and help out doing something that at the end of the day is in their own interest. so we need,es, people in washington, new york
by the united nations. he spoke to the u.n. general assembly for the third time since taking office. the president had made clear he would make middle east peace the focus of today's address. he set the stage by recounting what he called "a remarkable year," that saw the killing of osama bin laden, as well as arab spring uprisings that have brought down decades-old regimes dictators in libya, egypt and tunisia. >> something is happening in our world. the way things have been is not the way they will be. the humiliating grip of corruption and tyranny is being pried open. the promise written down on paper-- all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights-- is closer at hand. >> brown: the president then turned to the israeli- palestinian conflict, acknowledging that, for many in the audience at the u.n., it stands as a key test of those principles. but the president acknowledged, the israeli-palestinian conflict more than any other has put those principles to the test. >> one year ago, i stood at this podium and called for an independent palestine. i believed then and i
viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. we are coming to you live from the united nations where today president obama was among those who addressed the general assembly. in the 40 minute speech, only seven minutes is getting attention. that is when he forcefully rejected the palestinian bid for membership in the international body. >> diplomacy temporarily transfer -- temporarily transferred to new york. it seems unable to meet the challenges of a conflict that is once again looking dangerous. >> it is time for us to say, not on our watch. >> israel is keeping pressure on the obama administration to veto any application for membership. pro palestinians pushing for a seat at the u.n. as a giant step towards independence. even with the prospect of an american veto, the palestinians are claiming some victories. they put back the issue not just on u.n. membership but of their independence back on the international agenda in a way it was not before. a year ago, president obama called for a palestinian statehood in 12 months. it looks further away now than it did then. the palestinian
showdown at the united nations as palestinian officials push for statehood and a vote in the general assembly. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> i mean, where would we be without small businesses? >> we need small businesses. >> they're the ones that help drive growth. >> like electricians, mechanics, carpenters. >> they strengthen our communities. >> every year, chevron spends billions with small businesses. that goes right to the heart of local communities, providing jobs, keeping people at work. they depend on us. >> the economy depends on them. >> and we depend on them. ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you.
will present the official request of state of palestine to the secretary general of the united nations, asking that palestine will be admitted as full member states in the united nations. >> sreenivasan: malki did not rule out a last-minute compromise. at the same time, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu announced he will address the u.n. general assembly to oppose the palestinian push. >> now i know that the general assembly is not a place where israel get a fair hearing. i know that the automatic majorities, they're always rushed to condemn israel and twist truth beyond recognition. but i have decide to go there anyway, not to win applause but to speak the truth to every nation that wants to hear the truth. >> sreenivasan: both israel and the u.s. argue the only way to palestinian statehood is through direct negotiations with the israelis. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to ray. >> suarez: and to a rare and intimate glimpse into history. the new book, "jacqueline kennedy: historic conversations on life with john f. kennedy," includes never-before-heard audio recor
the united nations with a request for recognition today. the speech -- abbas' speech was warmly received at the u.n. general assembly but not by the u.s. or by israel. so how did it come to this, christ ie? had >> we could go back many decades to answer that question but we could also start with the administration, you remember the president began very hopeful to do something about the middle east the >> they're always hopeful the >> get them talking and defuse tensions and maybe that would be a bridge to building warmer relations in the region the but two years later, obviously things have fallen completely apart, the parties aren't even talking to each other and don't seem to have any incentive to do that. gwen: and the u.s.a. could not persuade abbas not to bring this big challenge to the u.n., which we -- they were desperate to do. >> they've had many weeks, many months to work on that. it would be embarrassing. the u.s. obviously opposes it. the u.s. and israel want to see this worked out in direct taungs but despite -- talks but despite all the months of direct diplomacy, it still
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